What's wrong with kids these days?
It's 9pm on Halloween night and trick or treating is over. In fact, it's been over for a while now. I had my last costumed kid come to the door over an hour ago. I can't believe it.
Back when I was a kid, I stayed out until at least 9pm and tried to hit every house in the city. Time was precious, and I stretched it out to the max. My family would drive me from neighborhood to neighborhood hording candy. I wouldn't stop until every last light was out. Only then, would I begrudgingly return home.
This year, I saw several kids turn back from homes they deemed were "too far" to walk to. My own niece and nephew said they were tired and wanted to go home by 7pm. I was in shock.
Trick or treating was an annual event I loved--one I looked forward to all year. I savored every minute of it, and now kids actually ask to go home early. I think it's a sign of the apocalypse.
This new trend of heading home early is the scariest part of this year's Halloween.